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Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies

NarCS group workshop

Dialogue across the arts and humanities, sciences and social sciences

The Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building

Associated with the Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies

Welcome 

Richard Walsh, Director

Richard Walsh,
Centre Director

The ICNS exists to focus the extraordinary range of work relating to narratives and narrative theory at York. It brings together researchers in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, and it bridges the full historical range of period studies within the humanities.

We approach collaborative and interdisciplinary research as dialogue rather than synthesis, so that the exchange of ideas feeds back into the specific research fields of the participants. Our networks extend a long way beyond the York academic community; if you are interested in being involved, do get in touch.

richard.walsh@york.ac.uk

Narrative is a basic way of making sense; forms of story pervade culture, the media, everyday conversation and - most fundamentally - our thinking. What is at stake in this ubiquity?

News

Events

Wed
26
Oct

Fictionality and Cognition: An autofiction case study

A talk in the BIANS Research Seminar series, Current Research in Narrative Studies, by Alison Gibbons, Sheffield Hallam University.

Wed
30
Nov

Reading Contingency

A talk in the BIANS Research Seminar series, Current Research in Narrative Studies, by David Wylot of the University of Leeds.

Research themes

Tristram Shandy's plot lines for his first four volumes

Projects

Complex systems gardening

Our research themes and collaborations with other centres have generated a range of research projects: